Beware of Commercial Trucks in Alaska

Spinal injuries, paralysis, and death are common injuries incurred in truck accidents because small passenger vehicles are no match for large, heavy trucks. When a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck collide, the results are almost always catastrophic, so it is important to reach out to a reputable personal injury attorney in Alaska as soon as you have been injured or a loved one is killed in a truck accident.

Commercial Trucking Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 3,852 people died in truck accidents in 2015 despite the federal and state regulators attempting to limit the accidents with strict laws.

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Anything can cause a trucking accident, but there are some common factors, such as:

  • Oil spills can happen when ice is melting during the weather change;
  • Despite the federal regulations, drivers push themselves to drive fatigued because companies pay more when truckers arrive early;
  • Texting while driving has been banned, especially for commercial drivers, but it still happens and causes distracted driving;
  • Improperly loaded trucks can tip over; and
  • Sometimes trucks malfunction, primarily if proper maintenance is not carried out.

Anchorage Truck Accident Lawyers

Hundreds of people in Alaska are injured in motor vehicle accidents yearly because of drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving, or improperly maintained roads. Regardless of what caused an accident, it can result in severe damage to a victim’s financial situation and cause psychological, emotional, and physical suffering.

With the help of a personal injury attorney, you can file a lawsuit to help with the financial burden and suffering caused by a truck accident.

Experienced Injury Lawyers can Help

A seasoned truck accident lawyer can help a victim and his or her family obtain compensation for their medical costs, income losses, property damage, and pain and suffering for the following injuries suffered in a truck accident:

  • Spinal cord injury, paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia;
  • Soft tissue damage or organ damage;
  • The loss of a limb or fingers, or the use of extremities;
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • A back injury, knee injury or joint injury; and
  • Wrongful death.

Where can I Find an Alaska Truck Accident Attorney?

If you or a loved one has a claim that you would like to discuss with an experienced truck accident attorney, please contact us. The attorneys at Power & Power Law will evaluate your case and consult you on your legal options. There is no charge for a consultation.

Alaska residents in the Anchorage area, if you have sustained serious injuries in a truck accident, consult with an experienced Alaska truck accident attorney to learn about compensation to which you may be entitled.